Startup Challenge Monterey Bay is a five-month competitive acceleration process that teaches, coaches, mentors, networks and connects entrepreneurs to the knowledge and resources they need. *FREE APPLICATIONS DUE BY MARCH 11TH* There are three divisions in the competition: *Venture Division is open to businesses that are intended to scale and provide venture-investor level returns. The Winner receives $20,000 in cash and the two runners-up each receives $5,000 in cash. *Social Venture Division is open to for-profit and not-for-profit businesses whose mission includes delivering significant social impact. The Winner receives $10,000 in cash; the two runners-up will receive $2,500 in cash. *Main Street Division is open to small businesses, sole proprietorships, and non-profits. The Winner receives $10,000 in cash; the two runners-up will receive $2,500 in cash. *Student Division is open to students in high school, community colleges, colleges, and graduate schools. The Winner receives $1,500 in cash.